The People's Food Co-op is more than your average grocery store.  It is a place to learn, gather, and have fun. Check out all these great events...


Community Conversation

WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, from 6pm until 8pm 


WHERE: Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative

1249Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 


WHAT: Edison residents are invited to meet people, eat food, and share ideas about your market and your neighborhood! Enjoy food and a community conversation hosted by Fire, People’s Food Co-op, and the Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market. All are welcome! More information here.


Good Food Kalamazoo Community Conversation

WHEN: Tuesday, February 24, 6-8pm


WHERE: Mt. Zion Baptist Church
120 Roberson St., Kalamazoo


WHAT: Good Food Kalamazoo is hosting a meeting to stimulate shared discussion about food issues while gathering interested voices to the table for collaborative conversation and listening. Cooking demo included, free attendance. For questions contact Celeste Elechi.

PFC Board Meeting

WHEN: Monday, March 2 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm 


WHERE: 525 E. Kalamazoo Ave, our office building


WHAT: Join our Board of Directors and participate in the governance of your Co-op! 

The PFC Board will not be meeting in September because of the holiday. We'll resume regular meetings in October.

The Board normally meets the first Monday of each month. Our meetings are open to the public and all owners and community members are encouraged to attend. For more information visit the Board of Directors page.


Cooking Class: Spice Exploration

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10 from 6:30-8:30pm 


WHERE: Can-Do Kitchen
511 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 


WHAT: Make your own curry powder in this tactile, sensory class with Lindsey Merkel. We will discuss whole and ground spices, and cooking tricks for coaxing complex flavors out of the bulk spice section and beyond. Participants will go home with a jar of spice!


Class is $20 per adult, kids 12-17 come free with adult. And come hungry! In our classes, you’ll always eat well. Space is limited, so please sign up today with a friendly PFC cashier.


Volunteer Orientation

WHEN: Monday, March 16, 2015 from 7pm to 8pm


WHERE: The People's Food Co-op
507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 


WHAT: Volunteers are what make co-ops great, and we believe we've got some of the best volunteers in the country!  If you've applied to volunteer at People's, you'll first need to attend an orientation session, where we'll make sure you have everything you need to join our all-star team.  Please RSVP with our volunteer coordinator today!

To learn more about becoming a volunteer, check out our Help Out page.  


Owner Orientation

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, from 7:30pm until 8:30pm 


WHERE: The People's Food Co-op

507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 


WHAT: Perhaps you are a PFC owner, but you're not really sure what that means? Maybe you just became an owner and want an introduction to the store? Join us for one of our monthly owner orientations! Gain a better understanding about Co-op ownership, learn more about your Co-op, and meet other PFC owners and staff. If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP with our Volunteer Coordinator.


Annual Owner Meeting!

WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 6:30-10pm


WHERE: Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
314 South Park Street, Kalamazoo


WHAT: Save the date for your Annual Owner Meeting! Come for the business, stay for the party of the year!

Doors open at 6:30pm for socializing. Snacks and a couple of drinks are on us, so meet up with friends and relax. At 7, join us for the meeting, where you’ll hear from staff and others about your Co-op, and get a chance to talk with others about the issues on your mind around food and Kalamazoo. Board director elections and other vote results will be announced.

Kiddos four years and older will be treated to a free supervised art class from 7-8pm, allowing parents to check out the meeting portion. Children 4-6 years old will need a parent accompanying them, 7 and older can participate alone. RSVP is required for childcare, please email Chris Moore to RSVP.

At 8, Kalamazoo’s own genre-bending Maraj kicks off the party! Don’t miss it!